English Heritage and the National Trust – Winter openings 2017/18?

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Once the school summer and autumn holidays are over, you can visit all your favourite heritage sites without being assailed by noisy children and chastising parents. And, as a retired or semi-retired senior, you may well wish to visit on weekdays. …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 9 – Cusco and Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu had long been top of my bucket list, but as a senior traveller I was concerned about the its high altitude (8,000 ft) and the even higher altitude of Cusco (11,000 ft), the transit city for visiting Machu Picchu. I …

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High Line – The Park in the Sky in New York

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Written by Ellen Evers (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) Bit of an oxymoron – ‘New York’ and ‘Off the Beaten Track’ wouldn’t you think? Nowhere in The Big Apple could you expect such a …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 8 – A Tour of Santiago, Chile

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Following our eight day tour of New Zealand, we flew out from Auckland on an eleven hour Qantas flight to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Flying east across the Pacific Ocean is always a strange experience as you arrive a few hours earlier on the same …

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Forget Bournemouth, How about Samarkand: The Joys of Group Travel

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Written by Lindsay Bamfield (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) Travel for those of us who are older has never been so easy. We may not choose to back-pack overland to Kathmandu as we …

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The Atacama Desert in Chile – Like Nowhere Else on Earth

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Written by Leonie Crowden (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) A desert landscape conjures images of relentless dust, gritty sand, rugged rocks, prickly cacti and crawly critters. Not the usual destination to entice the more mature traveller …

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